HackerNest


We bring technologists together by building awesome communities around the world.

HackerNest is an international nonprofit running unpretentious tech events, special cause-hackathons tackling global issues & challenges, and other projects in the name of improving humanity, technological advancement, and overall economic prosperity.

HackerNest

 

 

We bring technologists together by building awesome communities around the world.

HackerNest is a nonprofit that runs unpretentious events that help people get tech jobs while simultaneously working to improve humanity and economic prosperity.

 

HackerNest


We bring technologists together by building awesome communities around the world.

HackerNest is an international nonprofit running unpretentious tech events, special cause-hackathons tackling global issues & challenges, and other projects in the name of improving humanity, technological advancement, and overall economic prosperity.

HackerNest


We bring technologists together by building awesome communities around the world.

HackerNest is an international nonprofit running unpretentious tech events, special cause-hackathons tackling global issues & challenges, and other projects in the name of improving humanity, technological advancement, and overall economic prosperity.

14 countries, 5 continents

around the world

Diverse, engaged, empowered

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across 14 countries on
5 continents

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around the world

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diverse, engaged, empowered

icon of a city

across 14 countries on 5 continents

icon of a building with a marker on it

around the world

icon of a lot of people

diverse, engaged, empowered

icon of a city

across 14 countries on 5 continents

icon of a building with a marker on it

around the world

icon of a lot of people

diverse, engaged, empowered

Recent Sponsors

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Who Talks About Us

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Events

 

Tech Socials

Find others – Just. Like. You. People who love technology. People who love people. Our down-to-earth Tech Socials run every 1-2 months in cities all over the planet and are continually growing. Developers, engineers, designers, product managers, and others ‘into’ technology from all walks of life come to our relaxed, agenda-free tech events to meet, chat, learn from and about others, and make new friends.

Working with HackerNest has been a great experience for OVH. We decided to sponsor HackerNest to help us gain local visibility in an emerging IT market where we were unknown. That’s not the case anymore, as twice a month we meet with hundreds of young professionals, local businesses, and exciting Start-Ups at the HackerNest Tech Socials in Toronto and Waterloo.

HackerNest has helped OVH gain quick visibility in a competitive market where all is encouraged to share ideas and thought leadership in a friendly atmosphere. We will continue to be a part of HackerNest as it has helped us to generate new business and investment.

Thank you HackerNest, we’re happy to be a part of your team!

OVH is the 3rd largest web-hosting company in the world specializing in Cloud Computing.


Garvey Kowlessar, OVH

Tech Socials

Find others – Just. Like. You. People who love technology. People who love people. Our down-to-earth Tech Socials run every 1-2 months in cities all over the planet and are continually growing. Developers, engineers, designers, product managers, and others ‘into’ technology from all walks of life come to our relaxed, agenda-free tech events to meet, chat, learn from and about others, and make new friends.

 

Tech Socials

Find others – Just. Like. You. People who love technology. People who love people. Our down-to-earth Tech Socials run every 1-2 months in cities all over the planet and are continually growing. Developers, engineers, designers, product managers, and others ‘into’ technology from all walks of life come to our relaxed, agenda-free tech events to meet, chat, learn from and about others, and make new friends.

Working with HackerNest has been a great experience for OVH. We decided to sponsor HackerNest to help us gain local visibility in an emerging IT market where we were unknown. That’s not the case anymore, as twice a month we meet with hundreds of young professionals, local businesses, and exciting Start-Ups at the HackerNest Tech Socials in Toronto and Waterloo.

HackerNest has helped OVH gain quick visibility in a competitive market where all is encouraged to share ideas and thought leadership in a friendly atmosphere. We will continue to be a part of HackerNest as it has helped us to generate new business and investment.

Thank you HackerNest, we’re happy to be a part of your team!

OVH is the 3rd largest web-hosting company in the world specializing in Cloud Computing.


Garvey Kowlessar, OVH

Working with HackerNest has been a great experience for OVH. We decided to sponsor HackerNest to help us gain local visibility in an emerging IT market where we were unknown. That’s not the case anymore, as twice a month we meet with hundreds of young professionals, local businesses, and exciting Start-Ups at the HackerNest Tech Socials in Toronto and Waterloo.

HackerNest has helped OVH gain quick visibility in a competitive market where all is encouraged to share ideas and thought leadership in a friendly atmosphere. We will continue to be a part of HackerNest as it has helped us to generate new business and investment.

Thank you HackerNest, we’re happy to be a part of your team!

OVH is the 3rd largest web-hosting company in the world specializing in Cloud Computing.


Garvey Kowlessar, OVH

 

Tech Socials

Find others – Just. Like. You. People who love technology. People who love people. Our down-to-earth Tech Socials run every 1-2 months in cities all over the planet and are continually growing. Developers, engineers, designers, product managers, and others ‘into’ technology from all walks of life come to our relaxed, agenda-free tech events to meet, chat, learn from and about others, and make new friends.

Working with HackerNest has been a great experience for OVH. We decided to sponsor HackerNest to help us gain local visibility in an emerging IT market where we were unknown. That’s not the case anymore, as twice a month we meet with hundreds of young professionals, local businesses, and exciting Start-Ups at the HackerNest Tech Socials in Toronto and Waterloo.

HackerNest has helped OVH gain quick visibility in a competitive market where all is encouraged to share ideas and thought leadership in a friendly atmosphere. We will continue to be a part of HackerNest as it has helped us to generate new business and investment.

Thank you HackerNest, we’re happy to be a part of your team!

OVH is the 3rd largest web-hosting company in the world specializing in Cloud Computing.


Garvey Kowlessar, OVH

 

Job Fair

Our product showcase and career events complement the community-centric Tech Social as a meeting point for all. Innovative technology companies show our audience what they’ve built, the great people behind them, and the kinds of people they want to hire. Talented technologists get to meet organizations they gel with for their next career move.

 

Tech Job Fairs

Our product showcase and career events complement the community-centric Tech Social as a meeting point for all. Innovative technology companies show our audience what they’ve built, the great people behind them, and the kinds of people they want to hire. Talented technologists get to meet organizations they gel with for their next career move.

 

Job Fairs

Our product showcase and career events complement the community-centric Tech Social as a meeting point for all. Innovative technology companies show our audience what they’ve built, the great people behind them, and the kinds of people they want to hire. Talented technologists get to meet organizations they gel with for their next career move.

 

Job Fairs

Our product showcase and career events complement the community-centric Tech Social as a meeting point for all. Innovative technology companies show our audience what they’ve built, the great people behind them, and the kinds of people they want to hire. Talented technologists get to meet organizations they gel with for their next career move.

 

We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best
fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to
attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

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We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

The Toronto Tech Job Fair hosted by HackerNest has paid off dividends for a company based out of Waterloo Region. We were able to connect with local tech talent and speak to opportunities available down the 401. We were also fortunate enough to have met and ultimately hire a developer for the engineering team.


Sam Trieu, Community Marketer, Sortable

We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

The Toronto Tech Job Fair hosted by HackerNest has paid off dividends for a company based out of Waterloo Region. We were able to connect with local tech talent and speak to opportunities available down the 401. We were also fortunate enough to have met and ultimately hire a developer for the engineering team.


Sam Trieu, Community Marketer, Sortable

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We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

The Toronto Tech Job Fair hosted by HackerNest has paid off dividends for a company based out of Waterloo Region. We were able to connect with local tech talent and speak to opportunities available down the 401. We were also fortunate enough to have met and ultimately hire a developer for the engineering team.


Sam Trieu, Community Marketer, Sortable

Who Talks About Us

Hackathons

with significant social impact

Our socially beneficial, industry-focused, public hackathons bring thousands together to build tools that tackle endemic, systemic problems. They showcase the quality, talent, and the best of what our tech communities have to offer; they are the most innovative events in the world.

DementiaHack, CourtHack, Fishackathon, and our other brands are intense exercises that explore quick-to-market innovations together with corporate, government, and nonprofit partners.

Hackathons

with significant social impact

Our cause hackathons bring thousands together to build tools and solutions that tackle endemic national and global problems by spiking the tenacious creativity that lives in each of our communities.

DementiaHack, Fishackathon, and our other notable hackathons like CourtHack and Hack4Equality are intense exercises in exploring quick-to-market socially beneficial tools and solutions. Read up on what it involves or drop us a note!

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    A U.S. Department of State initiative, this 60+ city hackathon seeks to help make fisheries more equitable and sustainable while preserving our waters and the life within them.

  • hackathon participants at their laptopsDementiaHack logo

    The world’s largest and foremost dementia hackathon focuses on getting life-improving products into the hands of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack
2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack 2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack
2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack 2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Corporate Hackathon & Innovation Advisory

HackerNest brings elite, unique, veteran insights into innovation mechanics, strategy, and execution to corporations and governments through our consulting services. Our expertise comes from years of hard-won experience and success in producing the world’s most innovative, blockbuster events.

We can help organizations with:

  • Establishing an internal innovation practice, function, mechanism
  • Empowering grassroots teams with the tools to help drive the implementation of innovative, vetted ideas
  • Producing internal and external innovation events for engagement, recruiting, problem-solving, new product development, awareness-raising
  • Developing public-private partnerships geared towards tangible outcomes
  • Auditing and shifting towards a “culture of innovation”

Kindly email [email protected] for more information.

Hackathons

with significant social impact.

 

Our socially beneficial hackathons have brought thousands together to tackle endemic national and global problems by spiking the tenacious creativity in our communities.

  • DementiaHack logo

    The world’s foremost dementia hackathon – this series focuses on developing tools and solutions to help people living with dementia and their caregivers, today.

  • A U.S. Department of State initiative, this 60+ city global hackathon series seeks to help make everything to do with fisheries more equitable and sustainable.

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Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks,
Managing Director,
Facebook & Instagram

Corporate Hackathon & Innovation Advisory

HackerNest brings elite, unique, veteran insights into innovation mechanics, strategy, and execution to corporations and governments through our consulting services. Our expertise comes from years of hard-won experience and success in producing the world’s most innovative, blockbuster events.

We can help organizations with:

  • Establishing an internal innovation practice, function, mechanism
  • Empowering grassroots teams with the tools to help drive the implementation of innovative, vetted ideas
  • Producing internal and external innovation events for engagement, recruiting, problem-solving, new product development, awareness-raising
  • Developing public-private partnerships geared towards tangible outcomes
  • Auditing and shifting towards a “culture of innovation”

Kindly email [email protected] for more information.

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  • Interested in Working With Us?

    Check out our openings or drop us a note – [email protected]

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings
    or drop us a note – [email protected]


  • Team

  • grid of team member photos
  • Interested in Working With Us?

    Check out our openings or drop us a note – [email protected]

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings
    or drop us a note – [email protected]


Team

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings or drop us a note – [email protected]


Interested in Working With Us?

Check out our openings or drop us a note – [email protected]

Team

  • grid of team member photos
  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings or drop us a note –[email protected]


Board of Advisors

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Image of Bruce Kagan in a suit
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Sherman Teichman

Director, Institute for Global
Leadership at Tufts University

Bruce Kagan

Managing Director, Client Wealth Management, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

Kevin McGurgan

British Consul General, Toronto, Director-General of UK Trade and Investment, Canada

Board of Advisors

  • Sherman Teichman

    Director, Institute for Global
    Leadership at Tufts University

  • Bruce Kagan

    Managing Director, Client Wealth Management, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

  • Kevin McGurgan

    British Consul General, Toronto, Director-General of UK Trade and Investment, Canada

Board of Advisors

  • photo of Sherman Teichman in a suit
  • Sherman Teichman

    Executive Director Emeritus, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University

  • photo of Bruce Kagan in a suit
  • Bruce Kagan

    Managing Director, Client Wealth Management,
    Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

  • photo of Kevin McGurgan in a suit
  • Kevin McGurgan

    British Consul General, Toronto Director-General, UK Trade and Investment

Board of Advisors

  • photo of Sherman Teichman in a suit
  • Sherman Teichman

    Executive Director Emeritus, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University

  • photo of Bruce Kagan in a suit
  • Bruce Kagan

    Managing Director, Client
    Wealth Management, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

  • photo of Kevin McGurgan in a suit
  • Kevin McGurgan

    British Consul General, Toronto
    Director-General, UK Trade
    and Investment